GITMO (Give to the Impoverished and Mentally Oppressed)

Posted on 10 January 2010

Obama at Copenhagen Summit

The Copenhagen Summit was hailed as the greatest agreement upon which nations the world over could not agree.  President Obama led the charge, offering billions of dollars to resolve the man-made global warming crisis.  In light of our plummeting economy, one must wonder from which well these billions will spring.  In 2010, recipients of Social Security will not get a cost of living increase, a situation that may extend into 2011, 2012, and beyond.  Does that begin to give you a clue as to this mysterious well?


In addition to the President’s munificent offer, Americans continue to suffer for their generous hearts; we are asked to empower third world nations with our charity, A.K.A. our rapidly dwindling funds.   The charitable endeavors include digging water wells for Africans, installing porta-potties for Afghans, and presenting “little blue pills” to Bolivians.


There is an old saying, “Charity begins at home.”  With thousands of senior citizens saddled with medical, utility, cable, phone, and food bills, President Obama could issue an Executive order, allowing the elderly to enjoy their golden years.  Not drilling those wells, installing those porta-potties, facilitating the horizontal mambo of those in the continent below ours, or single-handedly saving the planet can accomplish this.


The answer to solving the problems of senior problems can be found in Gitmo.  It can be reopened.  Instead of hosting purported and admitted terrorists (“detainees”), the facility can be reopened to house the elderly.  Given all the privileges of the former occupants, the aged will have no bills, no worries, and all the comforts of home in a tropical paradise.  I can see myself now, sipping a Cuban Libra and watching the sun set on Guantanamo Bay, the soft sounds of Spanish guitars being strummed by field laborers after a hard day’s work.  My little town in New Jersey was never like this, with no cold winters and no bills, just balmy breezes and warm tropical days and nights. It’s great for aching bones and arthritis!


While the spirit of Christmas is still upon us, what better gift can be given the American seniors, who made this greatest nation on the earth, than the ability to enjoy the twilight of their years in peace and harmony?  “Peace on earth and good will towards men [and women]” — indeed!

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21 Responses to “GITMO (Give to the Impoverished and Mentally Oppressed)”

  1. Jack S. Fogbound says:

    Interesting article, a boon to senior citizens would solve some of our economic problems. There would be no need for expensive programs to supplement the elderly whether it’s utilities, food stamps or health. Gitmo can be the Shangra-La of the 21st century with no worries and pleasant surroundings; seniors may live to be 600 years old just like the High Lama in James Hilton’s novel. But if congress has anything to do with it they would make it a Devils Island.

  2. JC says:

    Peace on Earth???

    Aren’t humans amazing? They kill wildlife – birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

    Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative – and fatal – – health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

    So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions of more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

    Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

    Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for “Peace on Earth.”

    ~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald’s Factory Farm by C. David Coates~

  3. Sammy K. says:

    I’m grinning at Jack’s comment above, but only because I read that novel long ago. Hey, I would fully support this proposal for the seniors if we also opened it up to other disenfranchised groups, such as mature job hunters who are having such a hard time now finding employment.

  4. Jack S. Fogbound says:

    Hey Sammy K. including disenfranchised groups would put a strain on the national budget, but they may be allowed for a short stay, long enough so they can be trained to open up an ethnic business in Bermuda or some other place and return when they reach retirement age. In my worldly travels during World War ll I met the High Lama and asked him if I could live to be 600 years old? He replied only if you don’t smoke, don’t drink and don’t fool with women! I replied and “if I do all these things will I live to be 600 years old?” He said “no but it will seem like it.”

  5. Sammy K. says:

    Thanks for the heads-up, Jack. I could give up the cigarettes and the occasional drink, but never that third and most important “item”. 😉

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